Category: YA

Five Star Summer – The Best Books I Read

Best Summer Books

Let’s just get past the formalities– it’s been a long time, like a reallllly long time!  But, I am back! Maybe not multiple posts a week kinda back, but at least 1x a week. I miss blogging a ton, and I haven’t stopped reading at all! So I’m here today to share with you some of my FAVORITE books from the past four months!  Spoiler: They’re four and five star reads, but all fantastic.

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Top Ten Authors I Discovered in 2015

Top Ten Authors I Discovered in 2015

This topic, Top Ten Authors I Discovered in 2015 is actually from a few weeks ago, but I made the graphics and never posted!  SO, let’s change that shall we? I discovered AMAZING authors this year and I am THRILLED that some are now forever favorites!

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The Best of 2015

WOW.  It is the end of an absolutely amazing year!  I can not BELIEVE how fast 2015 flew by!  It was the year of truly great things happening for me, and my family and friends!  I got engaged, and got Maggie! My best friend has a baby on the way! One of my closest friends that I met from BLOGGING also has a baby on the way!  The good news kept coming, and I loved 2015 for that very reason!  But it was ALSO a great year in books, in tech, and in food and fitness! I have carefully chosen some of my absolute favorites from the YEAR to showcase for you today!  I hope you enjoy them! 

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October’s Scary Reads: Your October Reading Guide

October's Scary Reads: Your October Reading Guide

As many of you know, I am an avid thriller reader.  This comes to surface even more in October, since it is Halloween time!  I decided to make a tiered reading list for you guys from beginning to advanced to guide you through thriller reading!  If you have any questions before diving in, let me know! It is going to be so fun! I hope you enjoy the one and only:  October’s Scary Reads: Your October Reading Guide

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Underrated Gem Review: The Summer After You & ME

Underrated Gem Review: The Summer After You & ME

The Summer After You & Me
by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Sunbathing, surfing, eating funnel cake on the boardwalk‚ÄĒLucy loves living on the Jersey Shore. For her, it’s not just the perfect summer escape, it is home. And as a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists. They breeze in over Memorial Day weekend, crowding the shore and stealing moonlit kisses, only to pack up their beach umbrellas and empty promises on Labor Day. Lucy wants more from love than a fleeting romance, even if that means keeping her distance from her summertime neighbor and crush, Connor.

Then Superstorm Sandy tears apart her barrier island, briefly bringing together a local girl like herself and a vacationer like Connor. Except nothing is the same in the wake of the storm. And day after day, week after week, Lucy is left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and broken home. Now with Memorial Day approaching and Connor returning, will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances? 

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What’s In My Beach Bag? [& GIVEAWAY!]

What's In My Beach Bag? [& GIVEAWAY!]I am SO EXCITED about this post!  As many of you actually don’t know, I am YouTube obsessed.  I subscribe to over 60 channels, many being beauty/lifestyle gurus.  My favorite videos to watch?  What’s in my bag, and of course, what’s in my beach bag!  So, after watching 100’s over the last few years, I decided to do this post for you guys!  And, at the end, if you make it there, of course, there is a beach read giveaway!  SO, if you like free books, I suggest you scroll on down!

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TTT: Top Favorite Books of the Past 3 Years

newtttThis week the top was IMPOSSIBLE.  I had to actually choose ten favorite books from the past three years.  Do you know how hard that was?  I can’t even begin to explain!  Because I am cheating, I am including three honorable mentions.  ūüėČ  I had to.

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Audio Adventures: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

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Audio Adventures is a new type of review! It is specifically formatted for my Audiobook Reviews & it helps explain how I feel about all the main categories.

The Execution: The voices, narrations, and accents of the audiobook. How did they hold up? Were they inviting, did I hate them, anything about the voices will be found in this section.

The Excursion: The plot, the storyline, the adventure that was had. See how I felt about the premise of the book here!

The Evaluation: The round up! This includes my normal ratings, some wrap up comments, and a general consensus!

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Playlist Factory: The Fall Fiasco 2014

playlistfactoryfallYou didn’t think Betty and I abandoned you did you? ¬†PSH. ¬†Nah! ¬†We are only doing seasonal & random¬†Playlist Factory posts though!

¬†First Up some music, that is why you’re here right?? But then¬†Betty and I are gonna take you through what some our favorite fall things are!

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Since You’ve Been Gone-In Favorites.

This is not going to be a typical review. It is going to be me taking some themes from Morgan Matson’s Since You’ve Been Gone and throwing them at you as my personal
pitch to get you to read this book! IT IS AMAZING. But first, the facts.

Emily and Sloane are BFF’s until one day Sloane disappears without a trace.¬† All that is left for Emily is a list.¬† And on this list are things Em would NEVER do, not in a million years.¬† Unless that is, she believes it will lead her to Sloane.

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